Specially Appointed Assistant Professor position (Nagata group) (Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery, Hokkaido University)

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    Hokkaido University
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    15/10/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Hokkaido
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[Explanation of institution]
The Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (ICReDD), Hokkaido University, as a global research center based on the “World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI),"constructs an international research environment which gathers world-leading researchers and establishes a research environment that integrates computational, information and experimental sciences, in order to establish a new academic field “Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery", to provide substantial knowledge on chemical reactions that efficiently develop chemical reactions and materials for the future necessity, and to sustainably cultivate human resources engaged in the field of “Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery".

We are inviting applications for the position of Specially Appointed Assistant Professor (Nagata group), Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery, Hokkaido University as follows.

[Research Field]
Synthetic organic chemistry (development of new chemical reactions using robots designed for organic synthesis)

[Job Description]
In October 2019, Prof. Satoshi Maeda (Director of Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (WPI-ICReDD), Hokkaido University) launched a new research project entitled “Artificial Intelligence in Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery" under a commitment by JST ERATO. In the project, we will create new methodology that predicts innovative chemical reactions by combining technologies of automated reaction path search by Artificial Force Induced Reaction (AFIR) and combinatorial optimization.
The successful candidate will join the group of the automated synthesis (Yuuya Nagata, Specially Appointed Associate Professor in ICReDD) to develop the innovative chemical reactions through the combination of theoretical calculations and automated robots specially designed for organic synthesis. It is also possible to promote research on the original project according to the experience and skills of applicants.
In addition, the successful candidate can be allowed to conduct other research activities with up to 20% of the whole research work.

[Available positions (Job title, number of positions)]
Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, one opening

[Starting date]
December 1st, 2021, or as early as possible after acceptance is notified (yet, still negotiable)

[Work Location]
Kita 21 Nishi 10, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido,

[Name of Recruiting Institution]
National University Corporation Hokkaido University

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Annual Salary System
*The salary will be determined in accordance with the regulations of Hokkaido University.
* Approximately, 6.48 million JPY per year.
[Probation Period]
The probation period is one month.
[Working Form]
Discretionary labor system for professional work
*The standard working hours for a day is deemed as 7 hours and 45 minutes.
[Health Insurance and Pension]
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Mutual Aid Association Services including Health Insurance and Employee Pension, Workers' Accident Compensation Insurance and Employment Insurance
[Measures to Prevent Second-hand Smoke]
Smoking in designated areas only

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Hokkaido University

EURAXESS offer ID: 685299
Posting organisation offer ID: D121090325


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